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Hartman Family Foundation Challenge grant Matched

We met our match! We are thrilled to announce that we have raised $1.2 million to meet our challenge grant from the Hartman Family Foundation. Through the generous 1-to-1 match from Kim and Alan Hartman's Foundation and so many other generous donors, we raised a total of $2.4 million to directly support this major step to making a food allergy “vaccine” a reality.

Stay tuned for updates about this groundbreaking study to test an approach called peptide “vaccine” immunotherapy. Similar to a tuberculosis test, the food allergy “vaccine” would go under the skin to stimulate a specific set of immune cells and permanently reduce or suppress allergic reactions.  

“This could be a breakthrough for our field and we are grateful to the Hartman Foundation for making it possible through their gift,” said Dr. Kari Nadeau, Director of the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy & Asthma Research at Stanford University.

Read more about Kim and Alan Hartman's inspiring support of the Center and Dr. Kari Nadeau's research.

94% of Center funding is provided by philanthropy. Ongoing support helps patients and families everyday by advancing the science and research for groundbreaking clinical trials, educating and disseminating protocol across the nation, building infrastructure for the Center, and so much more. To learn more about our important funding priorities, contact Lindsey Hincks

The Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University joins forces with Stanford's Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

The Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University has recently joined Stanford’s Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (PCCM). Previously the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy Research, the expanded Center now encompasses asthma research and patient care.

 More information about our integration with PCCM

“This is exciting news for our Center,” explains Center Director Dr. Kari Nadeau. “There are common mechanisms underlying allergy, asthma, and lung disease and by joining forces with PCCM, we can collaboratively advance our understanding of these diseases.”

The integration also strengthens PCCM’s research mission to support basic science and innovative clinical approaches for the prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of respiratory diseases and critical illnesses.

Under the leadership of Dr. Kari Nadeau, the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research conducts cutting-edge research to develop new innovative diagnostic tests and treatments for patients with asthma and allergies. The Center enrolls patients who represent a diverse group of ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds, offering equal opportunity to all eligible individuals with allergies and asthma.

PCCM, led by Division Chief Dr. Mark Nicolls, will now include the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research in addition to specialized programs for the treatment and management of interstitial lung disease, lung transplantation, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, interventional pulmonology, lymphangioleiomyomatosis, lung nodule surveillance and cancer detection, and emphysema.

For more information about PCCM, please visit For the latest information on trials currently being offered at Stanford and other institutions, please visit


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